He aha ēnei?

an iPad
a clever-phone
an empty coca-cola can
half a cup of luke-warm coffee
resting on the table
surrounded by chairs
i can see these things from where I sit
not one is a pre-requisite to survival
but I’d rather have them than not. S’il vous plaît.

dirty dishes accumulate
while health-inspectors collect in the cracks
and flies fornicate upon the kitchen table,
buzzing with obscene contentment.

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Haiku acts the Goat

Āwhina ahau
Knot my knickers in a bow
Āwhina ahau.

Confusion to go
Knots my knitting tight and slow
Socks, scarves, gnarled-up row.

Haiku flaps a bat
Straight out the open window
You should have shut it.

Haiku acts the goat
Bucks the ink-well, chews the page
That’s me outta here.

What It Isn’t

Hey poets, this poem by Mudrow is beautiful. Check it out

Elan Mudrow

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A forest is not a poem

However,

A poem can be a forest

Sneezing is not very poetic

Unless,

You smell a good syllable that makes you Haiku

Starving artists write poems

However,

A poem does not feed a starving artist

A word processor cannot be a poet (not yet)

However,

A poet is a word processor

Silence can be heard as empty of poetry

Although,

Silence can be read as full of poetry

Being poetic can be accidental

However,

Being a poet is no accident

A red wheel barrow cannot be depended upon for poetry

Unless,

It’s In a Station of the Metro(!)

A poem can be recited

Sometimes, (yawn)

A poem needs to be resuscitated

A monkey cannot peel the skin off a poem

However,

Poets monkey with poems, peeling off layers.

A poem can be monogamous,

Containing

Only strict meter and rhyming couplets

A poem…

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